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Your Guide To Paddling Vancouver Island

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A primer on overlanding: a backcountry experience on Vancouver Island

Road trips consistently come up in conversations around planning a Vancouver Island vacation. Whether a traveller is looking to rent a car or van and experience our highways for the first time, or Island residents pack up to make a cross Island adventure, road trips are one of the best ways of seeing different communities

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Golf on Vancouver Island: 5 Ways to Play and Stay

The Vancouver Island Golf Trail is a collection of 13 championship courses laid out along a 250-kilometre corridor of the Island’s most scenic coastal and mountainous terrain between Victoria and Campbell River. With the scale and diversity of Vancouver Island, it’s an impressive feat to conquer them in a single trip. Which is why, to

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All You Need To Know About the North Coast Trail

Looking for a new backpacking trail to challenge you this year? We’re putting the spotlight on the North Coast Trail, a multi-day hike located on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The 58-kilometre trek, which meanders through old growth coastal rainforest, upland bog, across expansive white sand beaches and around culturally significant historical relics, has

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48 Adventure-Filled Hours in Nanaimo

When you think of adventure destinations in British Columbia, Whistler, Golden, Nelson or Revelstoke might be the first to come to mind. But for years, the unassuming city of Nanaimo has been developing a reputation amongst outdoor enthusiasts as one of the island’s best outdoor playgrounds. With easy access to the city by way of

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A Great Time For Wildlife Viewing on Northern Vancouver Island

Photo courtesy of Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines. A trip to Northern Vancouver Island is a sensory experience. There’s the smell of the dense coastal rainforest, the sight of a massive humpback whale breaching clear of the water, and the sound of a Dall’s porpoise as it glides softly through the ocean. June is a

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The Secret Stories of Vancouver Island Gardens

Vancouver Island is an iconic garden destination, thanks to a reputation built by the likes of its temperate climate and iconic destinations like The Butchart Gardens. But behind gates across the Island, travellers can visit temperate rainforests curated into winding paths that cut through manicured lawns, edged by flowering hedges and canopied by bundled clouds

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From Way Up High: Suspension Bridges on Vancouver Island

Beyond the Instagram-worthy photo opportunity, why do travellers flock to bridges? The allure of the bridge is strong, whether it’s sparked by the soaring heights of the suspension cables or the deep running river below. The self-declared pontists out there—lovers of bridges—pencil in crossings at not only the smaller, underappreciated structures but also the legendary.

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Wetting Your Whistle: A Guide to All Things Drink in Cowichan

Cowichan has long been revered as a Vancouver Island’s culinary destination, especially for craft beverages. If you’re a fan of libations in all forms—fermented, roasted, steeped, corked or bottled—you’ll want to read on. Here are the best places to wet your whistle in the Cowichan Valley:   Hop On Over To A Few Cowichan Breweries

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